Here is an example of how to use the order of operations.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First know the meaning of PEMDAS- Parentheses, Exponents(powers), Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
2. Always start inside of parentheses working from the inside out and left to right
3. Continue to simplify the expression from left to right keeping in mind PEMDAS and that you do multiplication or division first from left to right and addition or subtraction whatever you see from left to right

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations